Global developments such as the fall in crude oil prices, the changes in China and capacity build in the US will have an impact on future supply and demand as well as profitability of the petrochemicals business. This two-day course explores key petrochemical markets, providing an in-depth introduction to petrochemicals pricing, trade flows and regional dynamics, and insights into how recent events have altered the competitive landscape.
In doing so, the course is designed to answer delegates’ burning questions, such as the correlation between petrochemicals and oil, the impact of Chinese developments globally, and the outlook for petrochemical markets in the coming months and years.
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REGISTRATION AND REFRESHMENTS
Welcome and introduction
Understanding petrochemicals and polymers
Examining oil and gas and its relationship with polyolefins
Polyolefins production process and value chains
The polyolefins markets part I: Us and China
The polyolefins markets part II: Opportunities for the US polyolefins market
Exercise: The relationship of polyolefins in the petrochemicals value chain
Pricing and markets
Wrap up and Q&A
John Richardson is a highly experienced trainer and chemicals industry analyst, who has been working in the industry for 18 years. Based in Asia-Pacific, John has a deep knowledge of the companies and people who have transformed the region into the world’s major production and consumption region. His aim is to provide insightful, factually-based analysis of the key issues facing the industry. His views are highly valued by senior executives, who appreciate his balanced and independent approach.
From 2006 until 2013, John was the Director for ICIS Training, where he successfully launched the business in the region, providing a wide range of courses covering petrochemicals, oil refining, fertilizers and base oils. He now works for the ICIS Consulting team. John has also co-authored an e-book, Boom, Gloom and the New Normal, with Paul Hodges of United Kingdom-based consultancy, International eChem. The book, which has been published by ICIS, examines how demographic factors and events in financial markets have reshaped the global economy. His Asian Chemical Connections blog has a wide regional and global readership.
Seet has served in the commercial and technical capacity within the plastics and rubber industry for 20 years prior to serving at ICIS in the recent 5 years to promote its supply and demand database service for energy, refining, feedstock and petrochemicals and helping customers take advantage of the database in their strategic planning activities.
From 1990 through 2000, Seet served with Phillips Petroleum and Advanced Elastomer Systems where she established a technical center and developed new applications for thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs). She also twice set up computer simulations labs to model polymer flows in injection molds and conduct mechanical stress analyzes to refine both part and mold designs as well as to optimize processing parameters for engineering plastics and TPEs. Beyond injection molding, Seet also worked on extrusion and blow molding technologies. From 2000 to 2009, Seet served at Solvay Advanced Polymers working with high and ultra performance engineering plastics developing new business and applications. By training, Seet is a polymer rheologist, a mechanical engineer, a professional marketer and a certified Workforce Skills Qualification trainer and assessor.
Seet has delivered presentations at regional conferences in the past sharing her expertise on TPEs, engineering plastics and related commodities. She now joins the ICIS training team bringing in a blend of technical and applications development experience as well as refining and petrochemicals markets background to deliver relevant learning experience to the delegates.
Why attend this course?
“It is with great pleasure that I provide the following testimonial for the “FUNDAMENTALS OF THE POLYMERS BUSINESS” training course led by Paul Cherry.
Being a Packaging Technologist it is always important to understand the trends of plastic materials to ensure the right choices are made in the design phase. I found the “FUNDAMENTALS OF THE POLYMERS BUSINESS” training course has helped me to investigate and provide alternatives that consider the future trends. This in turn assists the company to be proactive rather than reactive. Paul was very informative and his style of presenting kept everyone engaged”.
Packaging Technologist, LION Dairy and Drinks, Australia
“I’m new to the world of chemicals and polymers in specific, so this course was more like an introduction to the business. It has helped me a lot, after the course I got a fine idea of all different products/applications plus a very good view on the different controlling markets (America/Asia/ME/Europe) which is decisive to develop a vision behind the pricing of both raw materials/finished products. Also Paul Cherry was a very interactive teacher and he answered all of my questions superbly, so really enjoyed this course!
I would sincerely recommend it to anybody who is new to the business and if I get the opportunity I will surely do so!”
Sales Manager, NCT Middle East
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This two-day course offers a comprehensive overview of petrochemical markets, looking at trade flows, regional dynamics, pricing, and factors driving the industry. It also offers expert insights into the outlook for petrochemicals.
Get to grips with pricing and profitability in petrochemicals markets, exploring cost structures, value chains, margins, price drivers and more. This one-day course also covers the fundamentals of forecasting and price negotiations.